John Regan of Parcxmart (Debit Card) responds to Neil Podmore at Verrus (Pay by Cell) If you want to see what brought all this about go here and read up. John is head of a company that supplies a debit card system where parkers can acquire a card and place money on it at local merchants and use the card not only for parking payments, but also at shops in the area. Neil directs Verrus, a Pay by Cell Phone system based in Vancouver, BC,
This is why I agree. Your surcharge is essentially a tax on top of a
parking tax which is voluntary of course(we dont have to park) but this
is truly bordering on double taxation without representation. We dont
like that in this country:) For example, do the city councils know that
you can pay your firm on a $1 parking transaction an additional $.35?
Wow imagine bringing that one up with the mayor at the local merchant
I would also appreciate it if you would answer my questions
regarding privacy issues, surcharging against Visa/MC rules, and your
right to sell or pass on my personal information to any third party?
FYI, I also heard the city must purchase all new handhelds, and
figure out how to educate their staff on making sure they dont ticket
the cars that did pay. I heard this is an issue? Do you want to respond
to that too? Also what happens when the enforcement server goes down
and the enforcement officers lose connectivity with all their new
We could go on for quite awhile I am sure. I guess we wont be having
any partner synergy meetings in the near future though? It is a shame
because I will admit Vancouver is one of the most stunning of cities in
all of North America. Have a good week.
That’s it for now